The document you are about to read is unique. It is the history of an infantry regiment during its reserve status as well as while on active duty. It is a tribute to all the officers and enlisted men who are responsible for its outstanding record during many years of service both in combat and as a part of our nation's reserve complement. It is dedicated to those men.
To you who are members of the regiment I offer my heartiest congratulations for a job well done. You are the real patriots without whom our country could never hope to survive. This history belongs to you, for you are a part of it, past, present, and future.
To you who are about to become members of our regiment I offer this history as a challenge. I know that after reading it you will want to belong in order to contribute your rightful share.
To Captain Roger Heller, the author, my sincere appreciation for a most unusual and outstanding performance.
I proudly recommend to all this history of the 361st Infantry Regiment, United States Army Reserve.
RICHARD H. NEDDERSEN
Colonel, Infantry USAR
April 25, 1955
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